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edited July 23 in Community news and events

This NAIDOC week, we celebrate the power of storytelling in bringing about change.

This is something we have learnt from the rich tapestry of our First Peoples’ traditions.

At our annual consumer Think Tank event this year, proud Narungga man Colin Darcy from Cancer Council Victoria, spoke about the importance of *allyship and working together to improve health outcomes for First Peoples diagnosed with cancer.

‘Ongoing inclusion is the key to keep relationships going,’ says Colin.

This week’s theme - Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud - honours the enduring strength of First Peoples. It also serves to remind us that we cannot close the gap alone – we must be led by our First People, with both the community and the cancer sector standing behind it.

Read more about Information for First Peoples via the BCNA website.

* 'allyship'  - actions, behaviours, and practices that leaders take to support, amplify, and advocate with others, especially with individuals who don't belong to the same social identity groups as themselves